Loyola University Chicago
Made his feature screenwriting debut with the film "Cooties."
Made his debut as a TV writer and creator with the series "Glee."
Trained at Second City Training Center in Chicago.
Based Glee on his experiences in the theater club, and modeled the character of Will Schuester after his drama teacher, John Marquette.
Originally conceived Glee as a feature film and wrote the script as such, but was convinced by Ryan Murphy to reformat the idea as a TV series.